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Monmouth County, NJ to Implement Section 287(g)

Beginning in early 2010, Monmouth County, New Jersey will take part in a federal program familiarly known as Section 287(g), which allows local law enforcement officials to aid the Department of Homeland Security in immigration matters.  This may including...

FY2010 H-1B Cap Has Been Reached

As of December 21, 2009, USCIS has received sufficient petitions to reach the statutory cap for FY2010.  USCIS has also received more than 20,000 H-1B petitions on behalf of persons exempt from the cap under the advanced degree exemption.  USCIS will reject...

Asylum Seekers and Detention – A Change in Policy

On December 16, 2009, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement ("ICE") Assistant Secretary John Morton announced that ICE will generally release from detention arriving asylum seekers who have a credible fear of persecution or torture if certain criteria are met-part...

H-1B Enforcement to be Strenghtened

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services ("USCIS") is planning to step up its effort to conduct on-site inspections of H-1B visa employers to see whether employers that have sponsored workers for an H-1B visa are complying with the terms or are in violation of...

FY 2010 H-1B Cap Count Update

As of December 15, 2009, approximately 64,200 H-1B cap-subject petitions had been filed. USCIS has approved sufficient H-1B petitions for noncitizens with advanced degrees to meet the exemption of 20,000 from the fiscal year 2010 cap.  Any H-1B petitions filed on...

At-A-Glance: Executive Office for Immigration Review

Ever wonder how someone is placed in removal proceedings? Do you know what to expect when you (or someone you know) appear in front of an immigration judge? Do you know the difference between a "credible fear interview" and a "reasonable fear interview"? Do you know...

Immigration Reform Legislation to be Introduced Again

On Tuesday, December 15, 2009 Congressman Luis V. Gutierrez (D-IL) will introduce new legislation, the Comprehensive Immigration Reform for America's Security and Prosperity Act of 2009 ("CIR ASAP"), to the U.S. House of Representatives. Gutierrez will be joined by...